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Whole-to-Parts Phonics Instruction: Teaching Letter-Sound Correspondences

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Grades K – 2
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Two 30-minute sessions
Lesson Author

International Literacy Association


Materials and Technology






Chart paper

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1. Make sure that students are familiar with the concept of initial and final word sounds, and that students can identify and name letters necessary for building words in the /-ill/ family.

2. Prepare the following materials in advance:

  • Bookmark the website with the Jack and Jill text and tune.

  • Print and cut out the Flashcards to use for word recognition.

  • Write a list of words, phrases, and sentences on chart paper to use during the group and individual drill (see step 8).

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